Category Archive: News

BPPshinners-lsat-blog-politics-and-law-school-student-loans
/

The 2016 election is not over yet.

You might not know this, but there is still a very important political race going on in this country. No, it’s not the race to encourage electors to go rogue and mirror the popular vote, which Hillary Clinton won going away. Barring any unforeseen events — not like any of that kinda stuff has happened in this election! — Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States.

BPPbranden-lsat-blog-super-duper-tuesday-2
/ / /

The 2016 Campaign, A Cornucopia of LSAT Flaws

As this rabid, flea-bitten cur of a presidential election comes mercifully to an end, we should try to find something — anything! — positive to come out of it. So, here is my feeble attempt to bind up the nation’s wounds: We got to see a record-breaking amount of logical fallacies, and now there are concrete examples to think of when you’re trying to get all the flaws down for the LSAT.

BPPphilip-lsat-blog-sex-assault
/ /

In Keeping With the Times, Law Schools Address Issues of Sex Assault and Harassment.

I recently read a disconcerting article on sexism in law school. This post is going to discuss my observations on the subject, as well as the ways the national dialogue about sexism, rape culture, sexual assault, and the like are making their way into the law school consciousness.

Now, before I delve into those topics, I feel the need to provide two disclaimers. First, I am not going to pretend that I, as a white male, have any real experience with sexism.

BPProbert-lsat-blog-kim-k-law-school
/

Kim Kardashian, Esq.?

Just in case you’ve been living, like, under a rock: Kim Kardashian is headed to law school. Well, not quite yet: the media personality plans to wait a bit until “things slow down.” Understandable for a mother of young children with a megalomaniacal genius for a husband and a cult of personality to maintain.

BPPaaron-lsat-blog-choudhry-lawsuit
/ /

The Never-Ending Story (of Sexual Harassment at UC Berkeley’s School of Law)

A couple weeks ago, we covered the case of Sujit Choudhry, former Berkeley Law dean. Then, the news was his return to campus. There’s a new development: he’s suing the university.

A quick recap to get us up to speed: Choudhry was dean when his executive assistant, Tyann Sorrell, accused him of sexual harassment. Choudhry claimed that all those long hugs, kisses, and massages were strictly nonsexual — sure they were; you’re dean of a top-10 law school and that’s really the best defense you can come up with?

BPPshinners-lsat-blog-new-harvard-law-school-admissions-program
/ /

Harvard Law School moves forward on race. Hopefully.

The 2015-2016 saw Harvard Law School embroiled in some challenging debates over race and diversity. In the fall, portraits of tenured black faculty members in the main building were defaced with black tape, and in the spring semester an organization of students and faculty called Royall Must Fall led a movement to change the Harvard Law School crest, which had its origins in slavery.

BPPshinners-lsat-blog-law-school-rankings-2013
/

University of North Texas v. American Bar Assn.

Oh god, not another law school. It’s hard to believe, but new law schools continue to sprout up even as application numbers fall—a reflection of the poor job market for lawyers.

Enter the University of North Texas Dallas College of Law. Founded in 2014, this young law school promises to be different: it boasts a low cost of attendance and a commitment to public-interest law.

BPPaaron-lsat-blog-cal-harassment
/ /

What’s the matter with Cal?

Not all is well in Berkeley. If you walk around, nothing seems amiss. People’s park still smells like weed. The school year at UC Berkeley just started, so the campus is abuzz with students. Many of those students have just signed over the right to their first-born child to rent an apartment nearby. All normal, around here.

But business as usual has a lot of students very angry, since it’s become apparent that business as usual includes not taking sexual harassment allegations against professors very seriously.

BPPbranden-lsat-blog-epipen
/ /

Intellectual Property Law and the Vulnerable Consumer

“Nobody’s more frustrated than me.” “I am running a business.” These statements were made by Mylan Health CEO Heather Bresch regarding the recent firestorm over Mylan’s role in the dizzying upward spiral of prices for medication, some of which — including the medication at issue, Epi Pen — can make the difference between life and death for those who need the drug. Epi Pen is critical for those with asthma and some allergies where a sudden onset leads to suffocation and death.